Reliance Jio Launches Wi-Fi Services at 160 Locations

Reliance JioInfocomm, the telecom arm of Reliance Industries is all set to make a soft launch of its services for employees by December end. It has now rolled out 4G Wi-Fi services in 160 places across India.

Reliance Jio’s Wi-Fi Network

Last Sunday, the MukeshAmbani-led company started the rollout of its high-speed Jionet service from Jammu. It has already launched services in a number of cities, including Ahmedabad, Indore, Surat, Mumbai, Lucknow, Kolkata, Mussoorie, and Bhubaneshwar.

The service is provided free of cost to employees. The deployment at varied locations helps the company test its services before the official launch. It wants to give consumers a flawless experience once it begins the commercial rollout.

An official from the company revealed that Reliance Jio’s high-speed network works seamlessly and offers speeds between 10 Megabits per second (Mbps) and 40 Mbps.

Anyone with a smart phone near a Wi-Fi hotspot may connect to the network. Users will have to turn on their Wi-Fi on handsets and choose the Jionet network. After connecting to the network a login page will open. The user may also enter ‘jionet.jio.in’ on his browser to open the page. The user will then have to register on the network with his mobile number. A verification number will be sent to the registered mobile number. By entering this number, the user will be allowed to use the network.

Users will beautomatically logged out if there is no activity on their individual network for half an hour. Users will then have to enter the verification code again, which is valid for another 24 hours. After 24 hours, the user will need to login again and obtain a new verification code.

Reliance Jio’s Soft Launch

Reliance Jio will make these services available to Reliance Industries’ employees on 27th December to commemorate the eve of its founder,DhirubhaiAmbani’s birth anniversary. An invitation letter to employees from Chairman MukeshAmbani and wife Nita Ambani said, “We are happy to share that we will unveil Jio to our colleagues first, on the eve of our Founder Chairman’s birth anniversary.”

The launch event will see eminent personalities like Shah Rukh Khan and A.R. Rahman. The company will make every employee participate by live streaming the event to 1,000 locations across the country.

Reliance Jio’s Service

Reliance Jio will launch its commercial services in the first quarter of the Financial Year (FY) 2016 – 2017. The company has the largest amount of liberalized spectrum among all other telecom operators. The spectrum may be used for providing any technology for mobile services. In all, Reliance Jio has 751.1 MHz spectrum in the bands of 800 MHz, 1800 MHz and 2300 MHz.

Recently,Credit Suisse, a brokerage company, conducted speed tests of the Reliance Jio network. The resultsrevealed that the 4G network gave a download speed between 15 Mbps and 30 Mbps and peaked at 70 Mbps.

Summary

Reliance JioInfocomm Limited has rolled out its high-speed Wi-Fi services at 160 places across the country.

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